Problem

Ambiguity


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Nature:

Ambiguity is a type of meaning in which a phrase, statement or resolution is not explicitly defined, making several interpretations plausible. A common aspect of ambiguity is uncertainty. It is thus an attribute of any idea or statement whose intended meaning cannot be definitively resolved according to a rule or process with a finite number of steps. (The ambi- part of the term reflects an idea of "two", as in "two meanings".)

The concept of ambiguity is generally contrasted with vagueness. In ambiguity, specific and distinct interpretations are permitted (although some may not be immediately obvious), whereas with information that is vague, it is difficult to form any interpretation at the desired level of specificity.

Context may play a role in resolving ambiguity. For example, the same piece of information may be ambiguous in one context and unambiguous in another.

Broader Problems:
Uncertainty
Related Problems:
Difference
Incompatibility
Strategies:
Creating ambiguity
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Subject(s):
Date of last update
14.06.2018 – 15:28 CEST